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Sound Ancestors sees Madlib and Four Tet collide, with refreshing results

★★★★ The self-proclaimed ‘DJ first, producer second’ Madlib drops what he bills as his first proper solo instrumental project, and what a record it turned out to be. Widely known in the mainstream as a result of his collaborations with Freddie Gibs and the late MF Doom, Otis Jackson Jr. has been spinning out eclectic […]

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$ilkMoney exceeds expectations on newest album: an in depth review

Five Stars. $ilkmoney is an exceptionally talented rapper, whose lyrics both attack authorities and the powerful, and examine the artist’s own psyche. Given the quality of his former two albums, with production and features from generational treasure Tyler, the Creator on the most recent (I Hate My Life and Really Wish People Would Stop Telling […]

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Madlib and Oh No collab on new album ‘The Professionals’

Four stars. Legendary Hip Hop producer Madlib collaborates with his brother Oh No for The Professionals, an album where Oh No raps over familial beats, crafted from a diverse range of jazz, funk and soul samples. Madlib’s ability to tailor his instrumentals to the rapper he is working with is apparent here more than ever […]